Kammari Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Kammari Residency is a research centre and a residency for writers, researchers, handcraft creators and artists, aspiring to critically understand the modern techno-fossil experience in ecological, technological and political senses.

The residency space in the mountains of Cyprus facilitates research and art practises, including a studio, accommodation, basic tools, a garden and basic necessities. It is a more natural working environment with reduced modern fossil fuel comforts and requires active participation in maintaining the life sustaining necessities. The residency house is an old stone house built mainly with traditional methods and materials. It is surrounded by several unique ecosystems of the Troodos mountain area. However it does accommodate work on contemporary digital tools, does have electricity and a possibility to connect to the internet for research purposes. Simultaneously with being a space for research, artistic practises and the combination of the two, it is in itself is an attempt to create ground for discovering a new kind of post-fossil form of living and working.

In terms of documentation and publications we aim to create and support continuous long term research, critical dialogue and public exhibition of politically significant research combined with contemporary arts.

On a social level we aim to bring artists, philosophers, researcher and writers together and develop international partnerships with individuals, organisations, research centres and universities.

The Kammari coordination and research group are active artists and researchers. Apart from their individual projects, they work collectively on a large and long-term research project combining arts and academic research. The current project is Technology as Ideology. More info: kammari.org


The Kammari project is administered by the not-for-profit art association Kammari - elävän filosofian ja taiteen ry based in Helsinki.

Organisation founded in

2014

Brief description of residency program

The Kammari Residency’s general aim is to bring together contemporary art, academic research, experimental thinking and critical theory in relation to the political and social reality around us.

In terms of documentation and publications we aim to create and support continuous long term research, critical dialogue and public exhibition of politically significant research combined with contemporary arts.

On a social level we aim to bring artists, philosophers, researcher and writers together and develop international partnerships with individuals, organisations, research centres and universities.

The Kammari coordination and research group are active artists and researchers. Apart from their individual projects, they work collectively on a large and long-term research project combining arts and academic research. The current project is Ideology of Technology. More info: kammari.org

The material aim is to create an affordable, rural and materially sustainable space to work in. The residency house is an old stone house built with traditional methods and materials. It is surrounded by several unique ecosystems of the Troodos mountain area. These surroundings are combined to possibilities of working with contemporary tools.

The daily functioning of the residency is on a DIY-basis, the whole coordination group works voluntarily and guest artists and researchers participate in creating and maintaining the place. It is administered by a non-profit association Kammari – elävän filosofian ja taiteen ry, registered in Helsinki.

Residency program since

2015

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Film Making
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • academic research, bioart
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

5

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Other
Grants available

At the moment we don´t yet have external funding and cannot pay any costs of the artists.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Cleaning
  • Other

We facilitate and promote voluntary workshops, performances and exhibitions together with local artists and audiences. We aim for active communication with the local community.

Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Musical Instruments
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios

2

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • research, bioart experimentations, discussions, concerts

How to reach

By train

By land and ferry from mainland Europe: bus or train to Athens, ferry to Rhodos, cross with a small ferry to Turkey, bus to Antalya, bus to Tasucu, ferry to North Cyprus, bus to Limassol.

By plane

Nearest airports are Paphos and Larnaka.

By car

There are unfortunately no passenger ferries from Greece to Cyprus. Alternatively you may travel from mainland Europe:

Option 1. Drive to Athens, take a cargo ferry with the car to Cyprus. Crossing two days. Option 2: Drive through Turkey and take a car ferry from the town of Tasucu. Crossing over night to Northern Cyprus.

From Limassol to the village by bus, 2 hours - cost 1,5 Euros one way.

From Limassol to the village by car, 1 hour. If necessary, we can also pick you up from the airports in Paphos or Larnaka to the village.

From Nicosia to the village by bus, 2,5h. This requires a pick up by car from near by village.

Nearest airport

Paphos, Larnaka

Contact information

Kammari Residency
Tries Elies
4846 Tries elies
Cyprus

residency@kammari.org
residency.kammari.org

Phone: (+357)97712858

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